Before I begin my post today, I wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!!! I hope everyone is enjoying today! =)
I'm super excited for this post today since I get to share with you guys a voxbox that I recently received from Influenster! I've gotten 3 other voxboxes in the past, which you can see reviews for here, here, and here, but I have to say that this voxbox has the highest value/products in it!
I got an email while I was on my spring break/vacation stating that I qualified for this voxbox and a link to take a survey. There was a deadline for the survey which I had unfortunately missed by ~45 minutes, so I was pretty sure I wouldn't get the box. I still took the survey nevertheless and a few days later, I got another email stating that I was in!!!! I was shocked when I read this since I was sure I wouldn't get it, but in two days (talk about fast shipping), the box got to my house!
|Cat sticker placed by me =)!|
First off, I have to say that this has to be one of the prettiest boxes I've received so far! I love the packaging of the outside. It's so chic and sophisticated looking! As I opened the box, I began to fall even more in love! The inside of the box was a beautiful light pink color (did I mention that pink is my favorite color?) and the words "Hello Gorgeous!"
I noticed that this particular box seemed to be packaged very delicately. There was a light pink tissue paper that wrapped everything together. The box itself felt very light, so I was not sure what to expect on the inside..
As I unwrapped the tissue paper, I noticed a few things op top. The first thing I saw was a look book from Mary Kay which I took a quick glimpse at. I really wish I could make my makeup look like the model's makeup!! haha. I also received a card from Mary Kay and one from influenster listing all the items that were in the box. I couldn't help but notice how much products were on the list and I wondered if they were actually all in my box.. well...
They all were in my box!! What was even more impressive to me was the fact that all these products were full sized!! I could not believe it.. 7 full sized makeup products and 3 brushes all in one box!! I was speechless when I saw everything inside.. It was literally product after product!
The first item that caught my eye in the box was the Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder ($16.00). This powder is advertise as to be able to control shine all day. I have yet to use it, but I know that in the summer, my face tends to go from being normal to oily. I tested some of it on my hand and it seems to go on smoothly and from what I can see, it doesn't leave a white layer in my skin. One thing that I do love about this powder is the packaging. This powder has a piece under the lid that allows you to twist to close. That way, the powder will have no chance of spilling out.
The next two products that caught my eye in the box was the Mary Kay Bronzing Powder ($18.00) and the Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in shy blush. ($12.00)
I personally have fair skin seeing how it has just been winter so finding a bronzer that doesn't look odd on me. This color is surprisingly very nice for me. There is a tiny bit of gold shimmer in it, but it's really subtle. I wouldn't say that this bronzer is one you should contour with, but it really does create a beautiful and natural finish on your skin. I would say that this bronzer is perfect for the summer!
The mineral cheek color is extremely smooth and lightweight. It's not heavily pigmented, but does give a fresh flushed look which is what I love. Like the bronzer, there is a bit of shimmer in it that really doesn't show through once it's on your skin. In my opinion, this blush defines your cheekbones and really compliments the bronzer well!
The next item in the box was the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara ($15.00). So as you may know, I personally have short, stick, straight lashes and it's always a struggle to find a suitable mascara. The first thing that I noticed about this mascara when I opened it was that it was very wet. I did like the brush a lot though since it had some serious lengthening power. This mascara has amazing lengthening power and gave decent volume. Overall it made my lashes look nice and clump free, but I don't think it's anything special.
This product is exactly something I have been looking for! It's the Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner with expandable applicator in Jet Back. ($18.00) What's even better with this gel liner is that it comes with a mini brush as well! I'm not the best with gel eyeliner, so I need to practice first, but this liner is very pigmented!! The liner goes on very smoothly and is quite creamy. It doesn't smudge at all and has great lasting power (even through my workouts!) ! In fact, the lasting power is so strong that it's hard to remove at night haha! (But that makes it perfect for me since I'm always very active and my liners tend to fade away.)
This is another product that I was super excited to see in the box. It is the Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist. ($14.00) This cream shadow is such a beautiful color and it works well on it's on. The shadow works well with oily eyelids and like the gel eyeliner, it doesn't budge at all throughout the day. The color is incrediully creamy and goes on very smoothly. Though the shadow initially looks like a deep gold in the pot, when it is applied, the color is rather light with a subtle gold shimmer to it.
This next item in the box was the Mary Kay Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango. ($14.00) This product I'm kinda have mixed feelings about. I originally liked this product a lot until I got a close look at the color. The color is a a bright and intense red/orange color which is beautiful, but not exactly for me. It's very pigmented so if you are looking for something like this, then this is perfect! The gloss itself went on smoothly, but rather sticky which is the reason why I don't like lip gloss!